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Thursday 2 February 2017

How to apply Civil Service Examination - Paper and Pencil Test?


Anyone looking to make a career in government should seek out the Career Service Examination. The exam is administered several times a year by the Civil Service Commission. There are two (2) types of Civil Service Examination, (1)Paper and pencil test and (2) Computerized examination (COMEX). In this post, the main  focus should be the most common and tradition way Paper and Pencil Test.


Download application form using this link:

Schedule of Availability of Service:

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. without noon break

Who May Avail of the Service:

  1.   Filipino Citizen, at least 18 years old, and of good moral character.
  2.   Has no criminal record, or has not been convicted by finaljudgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude.
  3.   Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government. Has not taken the same
  4.   level of career service examination within three (3) months from the last examination taken.

Civil Service Requirements:

1.    Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100 Revised November 2012).  The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank.  These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.
2.    Four (4) copies of identical pictures with specification as follows:
       -  Philippine passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm  or  1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
       -  colored, with white background
       -  printed on good quality photo paper
       -  in standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag position
          at approximately 1 inch or  2.54 cm below the chin);
       -  in bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features);
       -  showing left and right ears;
       -  taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
       -  with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
       -  with full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any
          (e.g. JUAN C. DELA CRUZ, JR.), and signature over printed name
       -  taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
3.   Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/OfficeID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance (Note:  Any other ID not included in the list shall NOT be accepted.)
       -  IDs lacking information, particularly the applicant’s date of birth, should be supported by Birth Certificate issued/authenticated
          by the National Statistics Office(NSO) or Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

Steps on applying Civil Service Examination.

  1. Download application form from the CSC website ( or just copy the link above.
  2. Submit accomplished application form without affixing signature and thumbprint.
  3. Affix signature and thumbprint on the form in the presence of Action Officer.
  4. Pay to the Cashier.
  5. Present to Action Officer the OR with the processed application form.
Duration:  20 minutes


Results of the CSE-PPT are usually released forty-five (45) days after the examination. The names of passers shall be posted at the CSC website:

Those who passed the examination must personally claim their Certificates of Eligibility at the CSC regional office/field office upon presentation of required documents. On the other hand, those who failed the examination may secure a copy of their Report of Rating through the CSC website. No Report of Rating shall be mailed to those who failed. To secure a copy of the Report of Rating, an examinee must key in his/her name, date of birth, examinee number, examination date, and examination type. Thus, examinees are advised to safe keep or remember their examinee number until receipt of the examination result.
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